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Contractors working on Greenwood Park’s community garden

Contractors have started grading the new community garden space at Greenwood Park, 602 N. 87th St. Workers will then build a concrete wall and fence, crushed gravel pathways, and benches.

This space on the east side of Greenwood Park will soon be a community garden.

The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 12, in time for the Third Annual Party in Greenwood Park on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 12-4 p.m. Mayor Mike McGinn, who lives just down the block from the park, will attend the garden’s ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. Pickled Okra and River Rust will play live music for the party.

Vision Greenwood Park, a volunteer group, will schedule more volunteer work parties to build the tool shed, compost bins, and raised garden beds. VGP is having a design workshop for the art pieces that will be attached to the garden fence at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 29, at 9528 Dayton Ave. N.

VGP is also soliciting donations to help pay for the garden materials. You can donate online or in person at the monthly Bingo Karaoke at the Greenwood Senior Center next Friday, July 29.